Thursday, July 7, 2011

LANDSCAPE REDUX


I let the ugly landscape sit and went back after a day to add more to it, trying to make it more visually interesting.  Still not great but closer to what I hope, someday, to be able to do :)


I might not be around as much until I adjust to the online class I'm taking with Suzanne McDermott (and the homework assignments).  But I'll stop by blogs and keep as current as I can.

12 comments:

hw (hallie) farber said...

Yep, you're getting closer--quite a difference between yesterday's post and today's. Enjoy the class.

Gaylynn said...

Good luck with the class. Looking forward to seeing what you learn.

Sadami said...

Hi, Rhonda,
Not bad. Quite good. Just take is easy and have a wonderful weekend!!
Cheers, Sadami

Caroline said...

I like the way the farm buildings are really grounded. The greens are nice and soft too. Lovely painted trees too. look forward to seeing more of your work soon, enjoy your class.

AutumnLeaves said...

Rhonda, I think this is beautiful!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Hallie, Sadami, Caroline and Autumn for your comments on this one. I do think I've made it better. There's a fine line between it looking finished (to my eyes) and not overworking it :)

Gaylynn, I know I'll enjoy the online class. We had our first conference call last night to meet and discuss intro things - now homework! ha ha

Ann Buckner said...

Looking good Rhonda. Those added darks made a difference.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Ann. It helped to let it sit and go back to it with fresh eyes.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Can't understand why you are having such a block with landscapes when we view all your wonderful works. Do agree, greens can be difficult. Maybe worth doing a chart of mixing all your yellows and different blues together to see what they achieve.

RH Carpenter said...

Joan, I'm not sure but there does seem to be a mental block about it. Maybe I've told myself for too long that "I can't paint landscapes."

Katherine Thomas said...

I'm looking forward to hearing more about the online course! I love that line 'surpasses solitude', I've never heard that poem before. Thanks for sharing it! Beautiful landscape! I like your lane of yellow very much!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Katherine. Glad you enjoyed the poem. I think Emily knew her complementary colors, don't you?